State Record Holder Davies Back For More: Top 500 Girls' 60m Returnees

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Can anyone stop Thelma Davies? Probably not. The Girard College phenom enters his junior season of indoor track and few have been able to beat her since she emerged onto the scene as a freshman in 2016. Since then, Davies has broken the state record in the 60 meters, a mark which she has since tied. She's won two 60 meter state titles indoors and last year she won the 200 meters (and that's not even getting started on her outdoor accolades). So the only question left is just how much faster can she go? 

Davies is the nation's fastest returner in both the 60 and 55 meter dashes. She's yet to win a New Balance Nationals Indoor crown, so that is surely on the list. She's continued to show progression, evidenced by her 11.43 state record in the 100 meters from this past outdoor season. It's only up from here.

Who could challenge Davies' throne? Kouri Peace of Pennridge is definitely a viable candidate. Also a junior, Peace made a big splash when she came up as a freshman. But Peace battled injuries for much of her sophomore season. She still closed out her indoor campaign on a high note, taking third in 7.58, not much off her PR. If healthy, Peace has a wealth of potential still be be tapped and it will be interesting to track her progression. 


Two other returners from last year's state final are Penn Wood's Tatiyana Laylor and Conestoga's Grace Lanouette. Laylor ran 7.74 in the finals at states to take sixth place. Lanouette took seventh, but did run a PR of 7.73 in the semis. Lanouette then really improved into the spring, culminating with a second place finish at states in the 100 meters in AAA (and running 11.94 at districts). Both Laylor and Lanouette will look to move up the 60 meter podium in February.

Plenty of other strong talent looms in PA in the sprints. Norristown's Jonae Cook ran 7.74 last season and had a solid spring season. Look for her to be an impact senior. The same goes for her teammate Jayana Webb, who ran 7.64 as a sophomore and took fifth at states. She could make a big return this winter.

Saucon Valley's Talitha Diggs and Bentworth's Brenna Cavanaugh also ran sub-7.8 times. Both tend to favor other events, but each could pop some fast 60 times this season. Whitehall's Amanda Crooks, Warwick's Lily Palacio-Lewis, Lower Merion's Aja Davis, and Methacton's Amy Domenick will also be on the hunt for a spot in the state finals and a medal this indoor season.

Davies is the main one to watch here, but Pennsylvania certainly isn't lacking for depth in the short sprints this winter.

Watch the 60 meter final from last year's PTFCA Indoor State Championship and check out the top 500 returners in the event below:

60 Meter Dash

Rank Time Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 7.37
Girard College HS
2019
2 7.58
Pennridge
2019
3 7.73
Conestoga
2018
4 7.74
Norristown
2018
4 7.74
Penn Wood
2018
6 7.77
Saucon Valley
2020
7 7.79
Bentworth
2018
8 7.80
Whitehall
2018
9 7.81
Warwick
2020
10 7.86
Lower Merion
2019
11 7.90
Methacton
2018
12 7.91
Baldwin
2018
13 7.94
Altoona Area
2018
13 7.94
State College Area High School
2018
13 7.94
Hershey
2020
16 7.96
Coatesville
2019
17 7.99
Cheltenham
2018
17 7.99
Neumann Goretti
2018
19 8.00
Selinsgrove
2019
20 8.01
Hempfield (3)
2018
20 8.01
North Allegheny
2020
22 8.03
Cheltenham
2019
23 8.04
Hollidaysburg Area
2019
23 8.04
Wyoming Area
2018
23 8.04
Harrisburg High School
2018
23 8.04
Perkiomen Valley
2019
23 8.04
State College Area High School
2020
28 8.05
North Penn
2019
29 8.07
Swenson Arts & Technology
2019
30 8.08
Mount Lebanon
2019
30 8.08
Greater Latrobe
2018
32 8.09
Bradford Area
2020
33 8.10
Girls' High
2018
34 8.12
McDowell
2018
34 8.12
Pine Grove Area
2018
34 8.12
Pine-Richland
2020
37 8.13
Neumann Goretti
2020
37 8.13
Downingtown East
2018
37 8.13
Upper Darby
2018
40 8.14
Susquehanna Township
2018
40 8.14
Forest Hills
2018
42 8.15
West Catholic
2019
42 8.15
Wilson (3)
2019
42 8.15
Dunmore
2018
45 8.16
Conestoga Valley
2019
46 8.17
North Allegheny
2018
46 8.17
East Pennsboro Area SD
2018
48 8.18
Council Rock North
2019
49 8.19
Conestoga
2020
50 8.21
Paul Robeson School for Human Services
2018
51 8.22
Germantown Friends School
2018
52 8.24
Upper Dublin
2018
53 8.25
Academy of Notre Dame
2018
53 8.25
North Penn
2018
55 8.26
Kiski Area
2018
56 8.27
Pine-Richland
2018
57 8.28
Eisenhower
2018
58 8.29
Trinity Middle School
2021
58 8.29
Greater Latrobe
2020
58 8.29
Bishop Carroll
2018
61 8.31
Pine-Richland Middle School
2021
61 8.31
Trinity (7)
2019
63 8.32
Bishop McDevitt
2019
63 8.32
Central Bucks South
2019
63 8.32
Bethel Park
2019
66 8.33
Greater Latrobe
2018
66 8.33
Cedar Crest
2019
66 8.33
Seneca Valley
2018
66 8.33
Nazareth Area
2019
70 8.34
Hempfield (3)
2020
70 8.34
State College Area High School
2018
70 8.34
Harrisburg High School
2018
70 8.34
Cumberland Valley
2018
70 8.34
Great Valley
2018
70 8.34
Dobbins Tech
2019
70 8.34
Lower Dauphin
2018
77 8.35
Downingtown West
2019
77 8.35
Lakeview
2018
77 8.35
Penn Wood
2020
80 8.36
Millville
2020
81 8.37
Gateway
2019
82 8.39
Slippery Rock Area
2019
83 8.40
Penn Wood
2020
83 8.40
Coatesville
2018
83 8.40
Coatesville
2019
83 8.40
Pennridge
2020
87 8.41
Ridley
2020
88 8.42
Neumann Goretti
2018
88 8.42
Martin Luther King HS
2018
88 8.42
Butler
2019
91 8.43
Warwick
2020
91 8.43
Ephrata
2018
93 8.44
Shikellamy
2018
93 8.44
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2018
93 8.44
Woodland Hills High School
2019
93 8.44
Susquehanna Township
2020
97 8.45
J.P. McCaskey
2019
97 8.45
Girls' High
2018
97 8.45
Spring Grove
2019
97 8.45
State College Area High School
2020
97 8.45
Chambersburg
2019
102 8.46
Canon-McMillan
2018
102 8.46
Loyalsock Township
2019
104 8.48
Pine-Richland
2018
104 8.48
Pennsbury
2018
106 8.49
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
106 8.49
Nazareth Academy
2018
108 8.50
Indiana Area
2019
108 8.50
Central Bucks East
2019
110 8.51
Strath Haven
2020
111 8.52
Quakertown
2018
111 8.52
Penn Charter
2019
113 8.53
Hatboro Horsham
2020
113 8.53
St. Hubert's
2018
115 8.54
Villa Maria Academy
2020
115 8.54
Harrisburg High School
2018
115 8.54
State College Area High School
2020
115 8.54
Cumberland Valley
2018
115 8.54
Mifflin County High School
2018
115 8.54
Delaware Valley Charter
2018
115 8.54
Mastery Charter Schools - Pickett Campus
2020
122 8.55
Paul Robeson School for Human Services
2018
122 8.55
New Castle
2018
124 8.56
Pine-Richland
2018
124 8.56
Exeter
2020
124 8.56
Penn Hills
2020
127 8.57
Council Rock South
2020
127 8.57
Hickory
2019
127 8.57
Carlynton
2018
127 8.57
Episcopal Academy
2020
131 8.58
Cardinal O'Hara
2019
131 8.58
Academy of Notre Dame
2018
133 8.59
Hickory
2019
134 8.60
Millville
2018
134 8.60
Kutztown Area
2018
136 8.61
Carlisle
2018
136 8.61
Twin Valley
2019
138 8.64
Somerset Area
2018
138 8.64
Mifflin County High School
2018
138 8.64
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2018
138 8.64
Eisenhower
2019
138 8.64
Neshaminy
2019
143 8.65
Delone Catholic
2019
144 8.66
Motivation High School
2018
144 8.66
Hickory
2019
144 8.66
Conestoga Valley
2019
144 8.66
Seneca Valley
2019
144 8.66
Mount Lebanon
2018
144 8.66
Milton Hershey
2019
150 8.67
North Allegheny
2018
150 8.67
West Allegheny
2018
152 8.68
West Catholic
2018
152 8.68
Spring Grove
2018
152 8.68
Saint Basil Academy
2018
155 8.69
William Tennent
2020
155 8.69
Souderton Area
2018
155 8.69
Carlynton
2018
155 8.69
Kennedy Catholic
2019
155 8.69
Central Bucks East
2018
160 8.70
North Penn
2019
160 8.70
Milton Area
2020
160 8.70
Little Flower
2020
160 8.70
Kiski Area
2020
160 8.70
Upper Saint Clair
2019
160 8.70
J.P. McCaskey
2020
160 8.70
J.P. McCaskey
2018
167 8.71
Spring Ford
2018
167 8.71
Midas Track Club
2022
169 8.72
Woodland Hills High School
2019
170 8.73
Upper Saint Clair
2020
170 8.73
Carlisle
2018
170 8.73
Shaler Area
2018
173 8.74
Altoona Area
2018
173 8.74
Williamsport Area
2018
173 8.74
Harrisburg High School
2019
173 8.74
Conwell-Egan
2018
173 8.74
Gateway
2018
173 8.74
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2018
179 8.75
Motivation High School
2019
179 8.75
Lebanon
2020
181 8.76
Bedford
2020
181 8.76
Neshaminy
2018
181 8.76
Upper Saint Clair
2019
181 8.76
Bethel Park
2019
185 8.77
Overbrook
2018
185 8.77
Red Lion
2020
187 8.78
Peters Township
2020
187 8.78
West Allegheny
2019
187 8.78
Strath Haven
2020
190 8.79
Canon-McMillan
2019
190 8.79
Johnsonburg Area
2019
190 8.79
Baldwin
2018
190 8.79
Strath Haven
2019
190 8.79
Great Valley
2019
195 8.80
Red Land
2019
195 8.80
Coatesville
2020
195 8.80
West Chester Rustin
2020
198 8.81
Fox Chapel Area
2019
198 8.81
Girard College HS
2018
198 8.81
Overbrook
2019
201 8.82
Spring Grove
2019
201 8.82
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2018
201 8.82
Ridley
2019
201 8.82
William Penn
2018
205 8.83
Upper Darby
2019
206 8.84
Bald Eagle Area
2020
206 8.84
Canon-McMillan
2019
206 8.84
Chambersburg
2020
206 8.84
Harrisburg High School
2019
206 8.84
Central Bucks West
2018
206 8.84
Abington
2019
206 8.84
Schuylkill Valley
2018
206 8.84
Cedar Crest
2018
214 8.85
Canon-McMillan
2020
214 8.85
Cedar Cliff
2020
214 8.85
Hershey
2020
217 8.86
Cardinal O'Hara
2020
217 8.86
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
217 8.86
Conwell-Egan
2019
217 8.86
Penn Manor
2019
221 8.87
Penncrest
2018
221 8.87
Exeter
2020
223 8.88
Slippery Rock Area
2020
224 8.89
Canon-McMillan
2019
224 8.89
Canon-McMillan
2019
224 8.89
Interboro
2020
224 8.89
Elk County Catholic
2018
224 8.89
Norwin
2020
224 8.89
Woodland Hills High School
2018
230 8.90
Canon-McMillan
2020
230 8.90
Butler
2020
232 8.91
Delaware Valley Charter
2020
233 8.92
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
233 8.92
Meadville Area
2018
233 8.92
Hatboro Horsham
2020
236 8.93
Ephrata
2019
236 8.93
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2019
238 8.94
Williamsport Area
2019
238 8.94
Bald Eagle Area
2020
238 8.94
Williamsport Area
2019
238 8.94
Carlisle
2018
238 8.94
State College Area High School
2018
238 8.94
Chester
2020
238 8.94
Downingtown West
2019
238 8.94
Episcopal Academy
2019
246 8.95
Mars Area
2018
246 8.95
West Chester Henderson
2020
246 8.95
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2018
249 8.96
Midas Track Club
2020
249 8.96
New Castle
2018
249 8.96
Slippery Rock Area
2018
249 8.96
Slippery Rock Area
2019
253 8.97
Canton Area
2020
253 8.97
Central Bucks South
2018
253 8.97
Northern
2020
256 8.98
Archbishop Ryan
2020
256 8.98
Harrisburg High School
2018
258 8.99
Radnor
2019
258 8.99
Norwin
2020
258 8.99
West Chester Rustin
2019
258 8.99
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
2020
258 8.99
Hamburg Area
2020
263 9.00
Shaler Area
2019
263 9.00
Bishop McDevitt
2019
263 9.00
Wyomissing Area
2019
266 9.01
Abington
2019
266 9.01
Episcopal Academy
2018
266 9.01
West Catholic
2018
266 9.01
Great Valley
2019
270 9.02
Penn Hills
2019
270 9.02
Shaler Area
2018
270 9.02
Academy Park
2018
273 9.03
Connellsville
2018
273 9.03
Motivation High School
2018
273 9.03
Highlands
2019
276 9.04
State College Area High School
2018
276 9.04
Villa Maria Academy
2019
276 9.04
Indiana Area
2019
276 9.04
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2019
276 9.04
Upper Merion
2018
276 9.04
Swenson Arts & Technology
2020
282 9.05
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
282 9.05
North Allegheny
2018
282 9.05
Downingtown East
2020
282 9.05
Warwick
2020
282 9.05
Penn Manor
2018
282 9.05
Conestoga Valley
2019
288 9.06
Villa Maria Academy
2020
288 9.06
Quakertown
2018
288 9.06
Norwin
2020
288 9.06
Great Valley
2018
288 9.06
Hamburg Area
2019
293 9.07
Meadville Area
2018
293 9.07
Delaware Valley Charter
2020
293 9.07
Baldwin
2020
296 9.08
Bishop McDevitt
2018
296 9.08
Cumberland Valley
2020
296 9.08
Conestoga
2019
296 9.08
Central Bucks West
2018
300 9.09
Engineering & Science
2019
301 9.10
General McLane
2019
301 9.10
McDowell
2019
301 9.10
Jenkintown
2019
304 9.11
Canon-McMillan
2019
305 9.12
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
305 9.12
York Suburban
2018
307 9.13
West Allegheny
2020
307 9.13
West Mifflin
2019
307 9.13
Lower Moreland
2020
307 9.13
Neshaminy
2019
311 9.14
Williamsport Area
2018
311 9.14
Williamsport Area
2019
311 9.14
State College Area High School
2020
311 9.14
Shikellamy
2019
311 9.14
Harrisburg High School
2019
311 9.14
Central Bucks East
2020
311 9.14
Central Dauphin
2020
318 9.15
West Chester Rustin
2019
318 9.15
Millville
2018
320 9.16
Archbishop Ryan
2019
320 9.16
Hempfield (3)
2018
320 9.16
West Chester Henderson
2019
320 9.16
Trinity (7)
2018
324 9.17
Norwin
2020
325 9.18
Girls' High
2019
325 9.18
Motivation High School
2018
325 9.18
Harriton
2020
325 9.18
Reading
2019
329 9.19
Villa Joseph Marie
2020
329 9.19
Wissahickon
2020
329 9.19
Girls' High
2020
329 9.19
Hickory
2020
333 9.20
Shikellamy
2019
333 9.20
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2018
335 9.21
West York Area
2018
335 9.21
Lower Merion
2021
335 9.21
Bensalem
2018
335 9.21
Episcopal Academy
2018
335 9.21
Penn Manor
2018
340 9.22
Cardinal O'Hara
2019
340 9.22
West Allegheny
2019
340 9.22
Haverford Township HS
2019
340 9.22
Ephrata
2020
344 9.23
General McLane
2019
344 9.23
Baldwin School
2018
344 9.23
Milton Hershey
2019
344 9.23
Kutztown Area
2018
348 9.24
State College Area High School
2018
348 9.24
Big Spring
2018
348 9.24
Lewisburg Area
2020
348 9.24
Greenville
2019
348 9.24
Washington
2020
348 9.24
Harriton
2020
354 9.25
Fox Chapel Area
2019
354 9.25
Unionville
2019
354 9.25
New Castle
2018
354 9.25
West Catholic
2018
358 9.26
Hampton
2020
358 9.26
Hopewell
2022
360 9.27
Lower Merion
2019
361 9.28
Hempfield (3)
2019
362 9.29
Bartram High School
2018
362 9.29
Milton Hershey
2020
364 9.30
Harrisburg High School
2019
364 9.30
South Fayette High School
2019
364 9.30
Lower Merion
2019
367 9.31
Peters Township
2020
367 9.31
Villa Maria Academy
2019
367 9.31
Mercer Area
2020
367 9.31
Upper Darby
2019
367 9.31
Slippery Rock Area
2019
372 9.32
Shenango
2019
372 9.32
Cumberland Valley
2018
372 9.32
Hatboro Horsham
2019
375 9.34
State College Area High School
2020
375 9.34
Hershey
2018
375 9.34
State College Area High School
2019
375 9.34
Shikellamy
2019
375 9.34
Marion Center Area
2018
380 9.35
Springfield Township (Montco)
2020
380 9.35
Haverford Township HS
2018
380 9.35
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
2019
380 9.35
Bartram High School
2018
384 9.36
Strath Haven
2019
384 9.36
Hill-Freedman World Academy
2019
384 9.36
Central Bucks West
2019
384 9.36
Central Bucks West
2019
388 9.37
Hickory
2020
388 9.37
Villa Joseph Marie
2020
390 9.38
Freedom Area (7)
2018
391 9.40
Peters Township
2019
391 9.40
Peters Township
2019
391 9.40
York Suburban
2020
394 9.41
Indiana Area
2020
394 9.41
Bensalem
2018
396 9.42
Delaware County Christian School
2019
396 9.42
Penncrest
2020
396 9.42
Engineering & Science
2019
399 9.43
Nazareth Academy
2019
399 9.43
Masterman
2019
399 9.43
Red Lion
2020
402 9.44
Big Spring
2019
402 9.44
Tyrone Area
2018
404 9.45
John W. Hallahan
2020
405 9.46
Upper Dublin
2018
405 9.46
Hempfield (3)
2018
407 9.47
Hickory
2019
408 9.48
Girls' High
2019
408 9.48
New Hope-Solebury
2020
410 9.49
Indiana Area
2019
410 9.49
Bloomsburg
2018
410 9.49
Red Lion
2020
413 9.50
McDowell
2019
413 9.50
Haverford Township HS
2019
413 9.50
Lower Merion
2019
416 9.51
Abington
2019
416 9.51
Archbishop Carroll
2019
416 9.51
Reading
2019
419 9.53
Montour
2020
419 9.53
Penncrest
2020
419 9.53
Central Bucks West
2019
422 9.54
Shikellamy
2018
422 9.54
Williamsport Area
2020
422 9.54
Williamsport Area
2019
422 9.54
Pennridge
2019
422 9.54
Villa Maria Academy
2019
427 9.55
Spring Grove
2020
427 9.55
Interboro
2019
427 9.55
Upper Merion
2018
427 9.55
Lancaster Catholic
2019
431 9.56
Slippery Rock Area
2018
432 9.57
Ephrata
2019
433 9.58
Peters Township
2019
433 9.58
Springfield Township (Montco)
2020
433 9.58
Lower Dauphin
2019
436 9.59
West Chester Henderson
2020
437 9.60
Mount Lebanon
2018
438 9.61
Riverside (7)
2019
438 9.61
Northern
2018
440 9.62
Engineering & Science
2019
440 9.62
Haverford Township HS
2020
442 9.63
Upper Saint Clair
2019
443 9.64
Motivation High School
2018
443 9.64
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
445 9.65
Ephrata
2019
445 9.65
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
2020
447 9.66
Fox Chapel Area
2019
447 9.66
Swenson Arts & Technology
2020
449 9.67
Sun Valley
2020
450 9.68
Neumann Goretti
2018
451 9.69
Council Rock North
2020
451 9.69
Reading
2018
453 9.70
Conwell-Egan
2018
454 9.72
Bishop McDevitt
2018
454 9.72
Chichester
2020
456 9.73
Episcopal Academy
2018
456 9.73
West Chester East
2018
456 9.73
Villa Joseph Marie
2018
459 9.74
Harrisburg High School
2018
459 9.74
Conwell-Egan
2020
461 9.75
Corry Area
2020
461 9.75
Peters Township
2020
461 9.75
Upper Dublin
2019
464 9.77
Boyertown
2018
465 9.78
Western Wayne
2019
466 9.79
Peters Township
2020
466 9.79
Bethel Park
2018
466 9.79
Boyertown
2018
469 9.82
Central Dauphin
2019
470 9.83
Hughesville
2020
470 9.83
Nazareth Academy
2019
472 9.84
State College Area High School
2019
472 9.84
Mifflin County High School
2019
472 9.84
West Chester East
2020
475 9.86
Mount Lebanon
2020
475 9.86
Mount Lebanon
2020
477 9.88
Punxsutawney Area
2018
478 9.89
Meadville Area
2018
479 9.90
Lansdale Catholic
2020
480 9.92
Villa Maria Academy
2019
481 9.94
Harrisburg High School
2019
481 9.94
Williamsport Area
2019
481 9.94
Hollidaysburg Area
2019
484 9.95
Archbishop Carroll
2020
484 9.95
Villa Maria Academy
2019
486 9.96
Sun Valley
2020
487 9.98
Spring Grove
2020
488 9.99
Fox Chapel Area
2020
489 10.01
South Fayette High School
2019
489 10.01
West Chester Henderson
2018
491 10.02
Conwell-Egan
2020
492 10.03
Hershey
2019
493 10.04
Williamsport Area
2019
494 10.06
Episcopal Academy
2020
495 10.10
Cheltenham
2018
496 10.12
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
2018
497 10.13
Downingtown West
2019
498 10.14
State College Area High School
2020
498 10.14
Mifflin County High School
2019
500 10.16
Hughesville
2020

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